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Score 7.6 out of 100

SAP HANA

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • SAP HANA is the go-to choice if you are looking for Security, Risk compliance.
  • This will help us to analyze data and can help us in decision making. (esp. live transactional data)
  • If we want to track structured and unstructured data separately and want to apply a different strategy for these, then SAP HANA can help by distinguishing the data.
  • Scheduling jobs is very easy, so monitoring and maintenance can be done without much.
Sreedhar Sree | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
SAP HANA
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
SAP HANA
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
SAP HANA
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA

Security

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
SAP HANA
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
SAP HANA
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
SAP HANA

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
SAP HANA
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
SAP HANA
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
SAP HANA
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
SAP HANA

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
SAP HANA
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.6
SAP HANA
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
SAP HANA
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP HANA
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
SAP HANA
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
SAP HANA
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP HANA
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
SAP HANA

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
SAP HANA
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
SAP HANA
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
SAP HANA
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP HANA
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
SAP HANA
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
SAP HANA
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP HANA
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
SAP HANA
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
SAP HANA
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
SAP HANA
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP HANA
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP HANA
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
SAP HANA
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP HANA
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.7
SAP HANA
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
SAP HANA
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP HANA
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
SAP HANA
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP HANA
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP HANA
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
SAP HANA
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
SAP HANA
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
SAP HANA
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP HANA
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP HANA

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP HANA

Pros

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • The predictive marketing feature helps identify the channel generating most leads
  • Collecting customer engagement KPIs from several channels, including social media at one place for better decision making
  • Segmentation and targeting allow delivering tailored content as per customers' interests. May it be whitepapers, user guides, newsletters, etc.
Nimit Jivnani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • SAP Hana has a large number of functions, its system is very complicated to use and this makes it even more difficult to obtain a good ROI after the user purchases a SAP Hana plan. This is one of the negative factors that SAP Hana has, it is an in-memory database that is very complicated to implement, it is necessary to have a constant practice of its functions and the configurations that must be made, to start obtaining results. notable in a company.
  • The SAP Technical Support team does not offer an immediate response during the implementation process. During our implementation process, the participation of many employees of the Software Engineering sector was necessary, in addition, we require a high participation of IT employees, to have a feasible implementation, since we do not receive any type of support from the Support team. from SAP, they took a long time to give us an answer to our implementation questions.
Edward McCallister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 2.8
Based on 5 answers
At this moment we are not focusing on SAP, however would love to in the future. This is primarily because of our limited ability to generate more revenue to fund for SAP partnerships and products. Our initial tryst with SAP Partneredge open ecosystem didn't go as planned and we have shelved that for now. Hope we can revive in the future
Ganapathy Sivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 7.4
Based on 10 answers
In addition to the points described in the previous parts of the review, I believe that as I gain more experience with the product over time, I will be able to better describe my experience with this tool. Meanwhile, I can confirm that the possibilities presented to my organization by the change to SAP HANA, at the moment, have been very important to evolve the analytical and strategic field towards a new path.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 4 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 3.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 8 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 8.4
Based on 286 answers
I have rated SAP HANA support as 10 out of 10 because they are really good and amazing in terms of resolving the challenges we were facing while using the SAP HANA tool in our units. We are using almost all the features of SAP HANA in our organization in order to get the best of this tool for our projects. The support provided by SAP HANA is commendable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.5
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

I can definitely confirm that SAP HANA cloud solution is by far the best seeing that their machine learning capabilities and sophisticated algorithms are worth the cost. It also leads in in-memory database features hence its great performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Limitation of training deliverable by organization
Shoaib Ansari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • This has created more opportunities to do more analysis due to the time saved collecting info from different departments.
  • It has allowed employees to free up more of their time for other projects.
  • It has also saved the company money over time because we don't need any additional contractors to assist with projects that the team can now handle.
Deric Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

SAP HANA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
SAP HANA
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
SAP HANA
2.8

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8
SAP HANA
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9
SAP HANA
3.6

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
SAP HANA
3.6

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5
SAP HANA
8.4

Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
SAP HANA

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
SAP HANA
4.5

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4
SAP HANA
4.5

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